Assuming the models are walking in their panties, as they would on the runway, the audition process sounds not unlike trying on bras in a department store dressing room while 20 people watch you. Basically, every woman's worst nightmare. It's not surprising, then, that the models go to extremes to get show-ready . Veteran Angel Adriana Lima revealed that she works out every day with a personal trainer for months before the show, upping the workouts to two-a-days in the weeks before. Then there's the pre-show diet: a gallon of water a day and protein shakes made of powdered egg (and no solids whatsoever, natch).
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"I really played with the duality of this woman, from one side very tailored, very refined, very modern, very sleek, and from the other side more gentle, more feminine," said Giornetti. Giornetti also drew on the archives of the fashion house founded by shoemaker Salvatore Ferragamo, who made footwear for Marilyn Monroe, Greta Garbo and Audrey Hepburn, to create square-toed shoes with broad snakeskin straps at the ankle. "(Ferragamo) was developing the collection from the idea of shapes and the idea of sculpture," Giornetti said. Flamboyant Italian duo Dolce & Gabbana drew their own inspiration from an "imaginary journey to discover ancient Sicily", presenting dresses printed with ancient ruins and shoes with heels shaped like the columns of a temple. "It's always really joyous," Jo Elvin, editor of British magazine Glamour, told Reuters before the show. "You always have that spirit of Sicily twisted in one way or another." Three-dimensional almond-tree flowers were embroidered on dresses, while headbands, Roman-style flat sandals and thick wedge-heeled shoes covered with glinting coins and stones continued the classical theme.
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The Lure of Beauty documents 100 years of fashion drawings and photography, from the early part of the 20th century, through the 1950s and 60s to the turn of the millennium. Fervers started collecting artistic photography at the beginning of the 1990s. As his passion grew, so did his unique fashion designer collection, which bring to life the various styles that were in vogue during the course of the century. The lure of beauty includes 60 pencil sketches from 1930-1960 that were created for fashion labels such as Christian Dior, Jacques Fath and Pierre Balmain. The lure of beauty also features a unique collection of fashion illustrations and photographs that demonstrate the dynamic role fashion plays in illustrating the culture of human communities, said Manal Ataya, director general of SMD.
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The economic climate is hardly a conducive one for young entrepreneurs. Unemployment in Italy is at 40 percent for young people who are not studying, state coffers are badly in the red and start-ups complain they still face a mountain of bureaucracy despite reforms to cut the red tape. But Lucio Vanotti, who produced his first collection last year, said the crisis has had an unintended positive effect for up-and-coming designers by freeing up manufacturing capacity as big brands shift to emerging markets. "A few years ago in Italy people thought there was no need for new brands. They used to look at me and say: 'What are you doing?' Now clothes makers are much more available and open to a generational change," he said. "It's no longer about the colossuses, there are also new designers. "At the same time it's not easy because the economic conditions on the other side, for the shops, have changed," said the 38-year-old, whose designs have a minimalist quality.
Family: Married, with three dogs and three cats Hobbies: Cooking, gardening and volunteering with the Rancho Coastal Humane Society, St. Pauls Senior Center and Love on a Leash. In only its third year, Fashion Week San Diego is already gaining traction as an annual destination for industry insiders. It has a long way to go before it matches New York Fashion Weeks 232,000 attendees, but the six-figure production highlighting emerging designers last year drew about 2,500 international industry professionals and fashion aficionados. This year its 26 designers are expected to attract 3,500 during its run from Sept.
Billed as the next suspenders, the harness is described as a fashionable accessory and priced at nearly 7,000 yen (roughly US$70). Some of the tips offered on the page include simply crossing your suspenders to get something that looks like a harness and add a harness over a sweater for a fresh look. Were not sure exactly what kind of fresh look theyre going for, but as Maro wondered, Why are harnesses popular? Theyre for large dogs, arent they? Bewildering! It looks like quite a few people wondered the same thing, with the photo getting retweeted over 13,000 times in Japan and receiving hundreds of replies: That looks like the one we use on my dog at home! Certainly most people think of a harness as something to put on dogs. Though people with small children might think of a baby harness. But I suppose theyd be in the minority. My daughter has been wearing a harness since last year.
The Modern Family actress often favors overtly feminine pieces that seem to contradict her persona. The shoulders of her Jason Wu gown looked exceedingly heavy, as did the exaggerated fish-tail. Julie Bowen arrives at the Emmy Awards on Sept. 22, 2013. (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images) Claire Danes arrives at the Emmy Awards on Sept.
Peter Som described his collection as "downtown surfer girl," including a blue wave-print tuxedo coat and retro swimsuit. Also New York Fashion Week spring 2014: Rodarte review "It's Melrose to Malibu," Tommy Hilfiger said of his collection of scuba dresses, shorts and skirts with zippered waistbands folded over to resemble the inverted-V shape of a peeled down wetsuit. Marc Jacobs ' captain's jackets, board shorts, Victorian-era embroidered lace gowns and sport sandals suggested a more sinister side of surf, perhaps even shipwreck chic. Rodarte designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy, who live in Pasadena, also seemed to have something darker in mind. Their take on L.A.